Vladimir Makei, the head of the Belarusian diplomatic family, passed away


Vladimir Makei, the head of the Belarusian diplomatic family, passed away.

In situations like this even we diplomats find it difficult to describe in words the shock and sorrow that we all experience.

Vladimir Makei devoted his entire life to serving Belarus. A true patriot, an outstanding diplomat, a bright statesman who sincerely worried and tirelessly worked for the well-being and best future of our country.

Many people in Belarus and abroad believe that he was born for this service at this historical stage. He had a unique personality, a mixture of indifference, sharpness and clarity of thinking and foresight, wisdom, rigor and humanity.

He wasn’t a fan of a high-flown talk and would never agree on such assessments. But without exaggeration, he was a great Man. A bright, large-scale personality who has become a significant part of not only Belarusian, but also global diplomatic history. The authority and sincere respect of many foreign colleagues, both friends and opponents of Belarus, speak for themselves.

We are confident that his contribution to the strengthening and formation of the statehood of our country, ensuring peace will be appreciated even more by the descendants.

Besides all these, he was a caring father, husband, friend, creative, sincere, sympathetic, principled and decent person with a subtle sense of humor, communication with whom did not leave anyone indifferent.

Perhaps even he himself did not realize that in many ways he was and will remain an example for the leadership, the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Belarusian diplomatic missions, and many veterans of the Belarusian diplomatic service. This loss is irreparable. Minister Vladimir Makei will forever remain in our hearts.

We grieve together with the family, relatives and friends of Vladimir Makei.

The farewell ceremony for the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei will take place on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 in the capital's House of Officers. The start is scheduled for 10 a.m.

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